California is preparing for the future. Specifically, the Bay Area has its eyes set on what is to come in the next few years. Due to the rapid growth in the number of things that are connected to the internet, experts say that there will soon be a time when everything is connected to everything. This has the potential to be the greatest advancement since the industrial revolution and change the way the world works. The general term for this has been the internet of things. This encompasses the idea of such massive connectivity and all of the implications that go with it.
The Internet of Things continues to find its way into every cultural nook and cranny that it can, which is kind of its nature. It is starting to become a commercially attractive idea, whereas previously it had been an industry’s secret that it would only talk about within its strange circle of friends.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a convention held every year in Las Vegas. It is a show that exhibits new and exciting electronic appliances. Its hardware oriented and has been the stage where things like Blu-ray and hdtv have made their debut. This month, however, CES had a very interesting trend of devices involving the internet of things.
There were still lots and lots of TVs of course. We all know if TVs don’t stop getting bigger and shinier, then the world as we know it will end.
What is the difference between the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything? This is a question that I honestly had no clue how to answer when a coworker presented it to me. Initially I thought that the differentiation was really insignificant and that any debate over it was a bit of a waste of time. I used to think that the main difference between the two terms was that IoT was used by people in the industry and that IoE was the version that got thrown onto commercials by marketing teams. I believed this because I only ever saw IoE in advertisements and IoT was what I was used to.